- Collaborative Pianist
Pianist Elena Loskova was born into a musical family in Zaporogzije, Ukraine. She began her musical training at the age of 6 with her mother, a violinist and teacher. Loskova was interested in composing and performing at an early age and she won several regional piano competitions before continuing her studies at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow. Her teachers there included Rufina Mavropulo, Yury Ponizovkin, and Walter Blankenheim. She is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied piano with Monique Duphil, and she earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) as a student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. She is now pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at CIM with Anita Pontremoli. She has performed in the master classes of Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode, Arnaldo Cohen, Martin Katz, among other distinguished musicians. Her extended keyboard study included organ and harpsichord as well as classical singing and choral conducting.
Loskova has been awarded multiple prizes in both solo and collaborative piano competitions. She has participated in music festivals including the Van Cliburn Piano Institute in Fort Worth, Texas, and the International Keyboard Institute at the Mannes College of Music in New York. An accomplished and versatile solo and chamber musician, she has performed on stages throughout Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. She and her sister Irina appear together frequently as the Loskoff Piano Duo.
In addition to her work as a vocal coach and accompanist at Oberlin Conservatory, she serves as music director, pianist, and organist at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church in Wickliffe, Ohio, and she is a piano instructor at the Oberlin Community Music School and Avon School of Music.